Project Introduction Consists of 1,760 deeded acres timber, sagebrush, and wet/dry meadow habitats. Includes Big, Lake, and McCoy Creeks.
This project will continue to enhance fish and wildlife habitat and will benefit a variety of species such as: - bull trout - upland sandpiper - redband trout
Project cooperators include: ARS/OSU ODFW The Nature Conservancy Oregon Water Trust Private landowners
Subbasin Needs and Limiting Factors Restore anadromous and resident fish to their historic habitats. Restore migration routes and connectivity on now isolated populations of bull trout and redband trout. Improve meadow habitats through disturbance, water distribution, and other means.
Improve water quality, with emphasis on reducing summer stream temperature. Protect and restore riparian zones from excessive livestock grazing. Conduct habitat restoration studies and projects to address riparian habitat, flow issues, and water quality problems.
Our Role in Subbasin Recovery Rehabilitation of wet/dry meadow wildlife habitat - ARS/OSU/BPT irrigation study - Use of prescribed disturbance
Rehabilitation of riparian areas and stream banks and enhancement of water quality - Rosgen Level III assessments - NAWCA grant opportunities - Reestablishment of native shrubs